WeHo West Residents Take a Safe Break From Total COVID-19 Isolation

Residents of Dorrington Avenue taking a safe break from total social isolation.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was previously published as a newsletter to members of the West Hollywood West Residents Association, whose vice president Manny Rodriguez agreed to let WEHOville share it with a wider audience that might find it inspiring.

Today in WeHo West, some Dorrington Avenue residents came out of their homes to be with friends and neighbors

after a long week of social isolation and stillness in the neighborhood.

For just a little while, both sides of Dorrington Avenue broke out of their “Safer at Home” routine. Some stayed on their side, others took the leap across the street.

Neighbors Clifford, Jeff and Geovanni.

Clifford, a 22-year WeHo West resident, organized the gathering.

“I was talking to Toby last night and we were just saying that we miss seeing everybody” he said.

So they each called a couple of neighbors, who then told others, and at 5 p.m. everybody came out to the sidewalk.

Parks, Toby and Carl make a toast

Eventually about ten neighbors showed up, told stories, had a few laughs and made toasts. All while maintaining social distancing.

A water bubble performance on Dorrington Avenue.

There was even a water bubble performance across the street.

Long time Dorrington Avenue resident Giovanni felt that there’s always something positive that can come out of difficult times.

“Remember it was during the Depression that the chocolate chip cookie was invented,” she said. “So who knows what may come out of this?”

Geovanni and Jeff

We wish everyone in our West Hollywood West neighborhood, and beyond, stays safe and connected. As long as we support and look after each other, we’ll be ok.

Check out the City of West Hollywood’s website for useful coronavirus information and resources.

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John Myers
John Myers
6 months ago

Ooh bubbles won’t save your life when you become infected. They should stay inside and they can FaceTime or zoom if they miss their neighbors.

Wehogigio
Wehogigio
7 months ago

No rules or orders broken. Staying connected to your neighbors, even if you have to be six feet away, is the right thing to do. But if you feel that you must isolate yourself in your house or apartment and never see the light of day or face another human being, I understand your fear during these difficult times.

Eastsider
Eastsider
7 months ago

Sorry, breaking the rules and orders is reckless and has been strongly advised to shelter down. Irresponsible for themselves and the community at large.

Wehogigio
Wehogigio
7 months ago
Reply to  Eastsider

No rules or orders broken. Staying connected to your neighbors, even if you have to be six feet away, is the right thing to do. But if you feel that you must isolate yourself in your house or apartment and never see the light of day or face another human being, I understand your fear during these difficult times.

Ruth Williams
Ruth Williams
7 months ago

Good going Manny and all the residents of Dorrington!! I loved reading this – thank you for the smiles today!!

Richard Karliss
Richard Karliss
7 months ago

We need positive stories these days. Good for the neighbors on Dorrington and good job Manny.